Parity Next Generation Ethereum Browser
We've created the world's fastest and lightest Ethereum client and integrated it directly into your web browser. Using it you can access all the features of the Ethereum network including powerful Decentralised applications and the multitude of cryptocurrencies issued on ethereum.
Parity is actively developed as an open source project on github.
Currently available for Ubuntu/Debian, OSX and as a Docker container, Parity can be used to sync with both Homestead and Morden networks, can mine when used with
eth attachand can be used for Ethereum JSONRPC applications such as a netstats client (allowing you to show off on the Ethereum public network page).
If you're on Mac or Ubuntu, you can just use our simple one-line installer:
bash <(curl https://get.parity.io -Lk)
This will install and configure the Parity client for you. On Ubuntu this script will also offer to install the Netstats client and connect it to
stats.ethdev.com. It will ask you for a password as a means of proving your undying desire to join the netstats brotherhood. Get it from some kind soul in Gitter, the Netstats Skype channel or by consulting your crystal ball. Hint: it begins with
This software and its source code is licensed to you under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 3 or later) as published by the Free Software Foundation, the current text of which can be found via this link: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html ("GPL"). Attribution (as required by the GPL) should take the form of (at least) a mention of our name, an appropriate copyright notice (in the form “Copyright © Eth Core Limited, 2016”) and a link to our website located at [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LICENSE IS INTENDED FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS SOURCE CODE AND OTHERWISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LICENCE TERMS ONLY. IF YOU INTEND TO USE THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS SOURCE CODE FOR A COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] TO ARRANGE A COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH US BASED ON OUR COMMERCIAL LICENSE TERMS.
We accept no liability for your use of the software or its source code (save to the extent such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law).
Another great and easy way to get familiar with Parity is by following one of our interactive tutorials.
How we make the best software for you
To allow you to get our latest improvements as soon as possible, we aim to make our releases at a roughly 6-week cycle. We maintain three different releases at any one time; the stable release which is our most mature and tested software. The beta release has additional features and better performance but may yet have quirks and issues to be fixed. Finally, the nightly release is our cutting-edge software build but comes with a strong caveat against using it for managing anything of value.
Tested from Day One
Making the most reliable and resilient software able to perform with excellence throughout deployments as diverse as teraflop financial servers and door handles is no task for the faint hearted. Our software is unit-tested from, quite literally, day one. From RLP and the Trie to the network subsystem, we aim for our unit tests to cover 100% of critical logic.
We pride ourselves on passing all 1,000+ consensus tests in the client consensus suite. Written according to the Yellow Paper specification and designed with the foreknowledge of the exact protocol we will need to implement, Parity achieves full consensus without pulling any punches on code design and clarity, enabling us to maintain an agile, fast-paced development cycle.
Every single line in our codebase is fully reviewed by at least one expert developer (and routinely two or more) before being placed in the main repository. We strive for excellence; static code checking is used on every compile to cut out bad idioms. Style is enforced before any alteration may be made to the main repository. Continuous integration guarantees our codebase always compiles and tests always pass.
git clone https://github.com/ethcore/parity.git && cd parity
...and run Parity and sync the chain with:
cargo run --release